12 Irish Companies are Exhibiting on the Enterprise Ireland Stand@ Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco. Watch the video to see why LookupPoint, CampusIT, Qumas, Structure 101, Vordel, Ocuco, iQuate, Mapflow, Rockall, FeedHenry, Openet and WhiteHouse are investing their time in coming to the event.
Oracle OpenWorld 2011 is coming up fast – it takes place at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco October 2nd to 6th. Based on the feedback from the similar Microsoft WPC event in July, the quality of the potential contacts, customers and partners you can meet is excellent – not only for the US, but the UK , Europe and worldwide.
A number of Enterprise Ireland client companies are being offered the opportunity to participate in our “Best Connected” Ireland stand at OpenWorld 2011. This is the first EI participation at the event, so we will have a small scale participation in our 1st year in order to determine EI Client interest.
Competition for space on the Ireland stand at this show will be significant, and registration closes Wednesday 31st August. Places are being allocated to qualified client companies on a first come, first served basis.
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The following support and services are included in the participation fee:
EI Client Logos on Stand
Access to all areas & conference.
Oracle Connect - Meetings set up facility included in registration.
Advance workshop in San Francisco.How to sell to Channel partners.How to better partner with Oracle.
Limited Press & PR Access , Media and PR Services. Additional dedicated PR & Lead Generation Services can be provided at cost.
Display of client brochures on stand
Assistance with Meetings set up / Point of contact
Pre & Post Event Marketing to Attendees.
Off Site Networking Reception “Meet the Irish” for EI Clients and Guests.
We’ve just spent the week working with the 13 Irish companies at the Enterprise Ireland Stand at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference in LA. That’s not counting the 20 or so other Irish Software companies that also attended the event. It’s a big conference (about 15,000 attendees from around the world) and the quality of the people that we met was equally impressive.
From an ‘Ireland Inc’ point of view, what struck me how many people that knew about our current economic situation, but also how many people knew about the shining star that is the Irish Software sector. Invariably, these conversations were followed by a question ‘how can we help?’.
On a more personal note, I wanted to capture my thoughts on what worked, what didn’t work for the companies while it’s still fresh in my mind;
Know why you’re going; Going to an event like WPC isn’t cheap – a week of your time, even before conference ticket and travel costs. Be very clear about why you’re attending and who you need to meet. Answers ranged from Market Research, to initial partner contacts, to seal relationships built online in the previous 12 months. (more…)
Thanks to Oracle Ireland for their support of EI companies. Details of the exact format are still to be finalized but will be announced here on BestConnected. Can’t wait that long? Register your interest here (and yes, we’re keeping track of everybody that’s already notified us of their interest).
We’re working with three key multinationals as part of Enterprise Ireland ‘Best Connected’ software strategy around their main partner events. More details of your chance to register to be on the EI stand at the Microsoft World Partner Conference is below, quick links to register for any of the three events are;
The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 takes place in LA from July 10th to 14th and provides a forum for companies to connect with Microsoft channel partners and with Microsoft staff, and to learn about the latest Microsoft programs, strategies, and cutting-edge technologies. The Microsoft (WPC) is an annual gathering for the Microsoft partner community to learn about Microsoft’s roadmap for the upcoming year, network and build connections, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations and learn new skills and techniques. The Microsoft WPC week is anchored around keynote presentations from Microsoft’s senior leaders, training sessions led by partners, Microsoft professionals, and industry leaders and thousands of meetings responsible for many new business transactions.
Date: 10th to 14th July 2011
Venue: LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA
A number of Enterprise Ireland client companies are being offered the opportunity to participate in a “Best Connected” Ireland stand at Microsoft WPC 2011. This will be the first time Enterprise Ireland will have a National Stand at Microsoft WPC. For more information please visit Digital WPC to find everything you need to know about the event.
Competition for space on the Ireland Stand at this show will be significant, so early registration is advised. Places will be allocated to qualified client companies on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for online booking will be Wednesday 25th May 2011.
If you have any questions in relation to the show, please do not hesitate to contact either Orlaith Meehan in the Event Management Department in Dublin, orlaith.meehan[at]enterprise-ireland.com, ( 01-72729355), or William Corcoran william.corcoranp[at]enterprise-ireland.com, (+1 (650) 294 4085)
Interested in coming along? Fill out this expression of interest, or fill out the form at the bottom of this email, or contact us directly at BestConnected@Enterprise-Ireland.com .
We’re still working with the partner multinationals to get the best representation possible at the events . Your expression of interest will help shape the EI involvement, but doesn’t guarantee your place – we’ll let you know when the formal event invites come out.
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The RDS has seen many big events over the years; Rugby Internationals, Horse Shows and even Bruce Springsteen concerts. But perhaps the biggest event, at least from the viewpoint of the Irish Economy, is happening next week; Enterprise Ireland’s International Markets week where (at the time of writing) 660 EI clients will meet my overseas colleagues all with aim of gaining more exports, and export led jobs.